With the cold weather setting in and jumper season in full swing, it’s time to bring the cosy vibes to our cuisine too. Originating from China, hot pot is an excellent dining experience where you’re given a communal bowl of simmering broth, alongside a tonne of raw ingredients to pop in. From Sichuan flavours to vibrant veggies and mighty meats, we’re breaking down the best places to eat hot pot in Birmingham.
Happy Lamb Birmingham
For all you can eat hot pot in Birmingham, this restaurant on Ladywell Walk is a real winner. Come to Happy Lamb Birmingham for lunch (£23.99) or dinner (£28.99) and you’ll get to choose 10 glorious dishes for the table with unlimited rounds included. If you fancy something spicy, we recommend getting the sour pickled cabbage broth with bean curd skin, king prawn and winter melon.
Serving up some of the best Chinese hot pot in Birmingham, Haidilao is taking DIY dining to the next level. Flaunting individual built-in cooking vats, the Bullring hotspot lets you create your own soup using a variety of broths, marinated meats, tofu and vegetables. And fun fact: this joint also does massages and manicures if you want to get dolled up before tucking into pure soupy goodness.
The Palace Hotpot
When it comes to Sichuan-style hot pot, The Palace Hotpot is an excellent choice for weekend dinners. With plenty of halal meats and vegan options available, the venue has a nice variety of ingredients including their killer enoki mushrooms wrapped in beef. Boasting a casual ambience, Chinese décor and hanging lanterns, the Essex Street spot also has prawn crackers and a range of sauces to cook your food with – think oyster sauce, chilli crisp and sesame oil.
Fronting bone marrow broths and butter spicy soups, Xiong Qi is one of the best hot pot restaurants in Birmingham. Pair your base with fresh Chinese ingredients, from marbled beef and premium sliced lamb to duck blood tofu and lotus root. With several locations sprinkled throughout the UK, the venue is great for casual date nights and group dining with pals.